YEMEN Press Agency

10 killed in Tennessee flooding

SANAA, Aug. 22 (YPA) – At least 10 people, including two children, were killed by flash floods in the eastern part of Tennessee, US.

CNN quoted Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis as saying that 31 other people were still missing.

A special centre to help people search for their missing relatives and friends began in the province on Saturday evening.

The floods were caused by heavy rains since last Friday, while a number of cities in the state set a record for daily rainfall, the channel said.

The Tennessee State Emergency Agency declared the third level of danger, calling on residents not to use cars and avoid flooded roads.

The State National Guard sent a helicopter to assist the victims, and military vehicles were involved in rescue operations.